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4.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 7945, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Incredible game drives, luxurious accommodations, warm and loving staff, Gourmet cuisine by a Master Chef. Each meal was a culinary adventure! We took a walking safari with our guide, Civilized, which was an amazing experience! We came comfortably close to a lion! And saw so much up close and personally. We fell in love with the entire experience due to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently took my niece and nephew (25 & 27 years old) to South Africa and our first stop in the Bush was Tanda Tula. It couldn't have been any better--they both thought it was perfect. The tents are lovely and comfortable, with deep bathtubs, electric blankets (in winter it was a trifle chilly at night!), outdoor showers, and a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We visited last month - our first safari. We started in Botswana at Mashatu Main Camp and then on to Tanda Tula in the Timbavati Nature Reserve in Kruger, SA. Both places were awesome. Tanda Tula had all the big 5 and then-some, but other than the antelope, almost all animals were spread out over our 4 day visit. At... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

GORGEOUS tent accommodations and lovely common area - open on three sides with two fireplaces, great seating and great lighting. (Some other African accommodations seemed to be too dark for evening reading.) Delicious and abundant meals. Not as many animals as other safari locations.

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North Easton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This was our last lodge of 3 we stayed at and also the best,The people were great we stayed 4 nights and it was like staying with family. We had tent 11 which was outstanding, far enough from the main lodge but not to far it was very peaceful you do have to watch out for the Vervet Monkeys in... More

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Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

With so much offer in the beautiful Timbavati Game Reserve, Tanda Tula stands out for the staff that makes the place unique. They make sure that you feel at home, and will look and often guess, all your requirements! Attention to the detail is present at all times being in camp or out there on game drives. A must to... More

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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Irene Thank you so much for taking the time out to write your review. We love hearing from our guests about their stay with us. We strive to create a sense of family in camp and a feeling of 'coming home', and we are pleased to hear you experienced this. Hopefully we will welcome you in camp again soon.... More

Montville, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

What an amazing place. A fabulous experience, the accommodation, the food, the safari. I would go again in a heartbeat. When we saw the tent, we were absolutely taken aback. It was magnificent and everyone was incredibly friendly. We had Scotch as a guide and Patrick as a tracker and we could not have been more pleased. We saw everything... More

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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for such wonderful feedback. It was an absolute pleasure to have you in camp. You may have seen the blog post we did on the sighting you experienced (the lions in the moonlight), and if not you are welcome to visit our blog on our website. It is special experiences such as that which remind us who live... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

This trip was a dream come true! From the moment you arrive the attention to detail and the passion for the land and animals is astounding. We were blessed to have Scotch as a guide and he was amazing finding every animal and wildlife imaginable. The lodge was luxurious and the tent exceeded every expectation. The food was fantastic and... More

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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback! We strive to offer all our guests a genuine and memorable African safari experience, and feedback such as yours lets us know we are on the right track. Chef Ryan is a wizard in the kitchen and keeps everyone's taste buds excited (including ours!). Hopefully we will see you again in the near future. Kind... More

Papamoa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

In March my husband and I had to abandon our SA safari holiday due to my elderly mum's sudden hospitalisation, and instead of experiencing the delights of Tanda Tula, we were on a flight home to New Zealand. The good folk at Tanda Tula have generously offered us some return on our prepaid holiday with them. Thank you Tanda Tula-... More

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TandaTula, Owner at Tanda Tula Safari Camp, responded to this review

Dear Denise Thank you for the kind words. We know what it is like to have a family emergency on holiday, and we are more than glad to have helped out in some way. We truly hope that you can make it to Tanda Tula in the future, as we would love to meet you and Ted in person. Best... More

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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I have just read the various previous reviews about Tanda Tula, there is no exaggeration and it's brought back some wonderful memories of our stay. Tanda Tula is a glorious haven of unassuming luxury (5 star without the glitz) and its staff are just so professional, knowledgeable and friendly. We had an absolutely wonderful 4 day honeymoon stay and would... More

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Address: Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 7945, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Kruger National Park > Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Tanda Tula Safari Camp 4*
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Tanda Tula Safari Camp Hotel Timbavati Private Nature Reserve
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Tanda Tula Safari Camp in the heart of the Timbavati Private Nature Reserve bordering the Kruger National Park, offers a five-star personal wilderness experience in ultimate luxury. Here, in your own private piece of Africa, you will come face to face with nature as it always was, with not a fence in sight to inhibit your freedom.Set on the banks of the Nharalumi riverbed, Tanda Tula is shaded by stately trees and overlooks a water hole that attracts a wide variety of game from dawn to dusk. ... more   less 
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